Monks are not expected to speak about themselves; the message is important, not the person.
I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
Monks will have three begging bowls for their food: one for water, one for liquid food, one for dry food.
That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food.
When I became a novice monk, I lived in a temple where the atmosphere was quite like in a family. The abbot is like a father and other monks are like your big brothers, your small, younger brothers. It is a kind of family.
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.